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The Pleasures of Movie Marathons

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 8, 2012 2:51 PM
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A couple films into The Ultimate Marvel Marathon -- six comic book movies in fourteen hours as part of a geekstravaganza celebrating the premiere of "The Avengers" -- our host for the day, a genial theater manager with a thick Noo Yawk accent named Joe, came into Auditorium 9 at Manhattan's AMC Empire Multiplex with an announcement. "If you like events like this," he said, "and you want more of them, let the company know.  There's been talk of a 'Batman' marathon. There's been talk of a 'Star Trek' marathon. There's even been talk of a 'Twilight' marathon."

VODetails: 'Asylum Blackout'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 8, 2012 11:17 AM
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Is this midnight movie from the Toronto Film Festival worth your time and VODollars?

From the Wire: The Appeal of the Avengers' Assembly

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 7, 2012 6:33 PM
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  • 1 Comment
How much of "The Avengers" success is thanks to its status as an ensemble film?

VODetails: 'Bel Ami'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 7, 2012 11:34 AM
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Is this period piece starring Robert Pattinson worth your time and VODollars?

The Criticwire Survey: When Actors Attack!

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 7, 2012 9:19 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Do actors have a right to criticize critics? Our critics weigh in.

Weekend Reel Reads: It’s an Avengers World, We Just Read About It

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 6, 2012 1:33 PM
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From poster board to poster to pirates, this week's selection of film-related reads looks at all stages of the Avengers experience.

This Week on Criticwire: Ranking the Best and Making Criticism Personal

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 5, 2012 3:07 PM
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From Samuel L. Jackson to Weird Pull Quote Theater, everything you need to know from Criticwire from the past five days.

3-D Press Screenings Cause Problems All Over the Country

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 4, 2012 6:38 PM
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  • 6 Comments
"Honey, look! All the flaws and problems of this movie look like they're happening right in front of me!"
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A Selected History of Sam Jackson's The New York Times Reviews

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 4, 2012 12:29 PM
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The Criticwire staff dug through the Times archive to see if the actor's beef with the paper may have been caused by more than one review.

Samuel L. Jackson Attacks New York Times Critic A.O. Scott Over His 'Avengers' Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 4, 2012 9:48 AM
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  • 6 Comments
The actor has had it with these mother effing critics and their mother effing negative reviews.

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